Mr.Sadananda Koraga Uchila popularly known as S.K.Uchila, son of Shri Koraga Baba Kotian and Shrimati Chinnamma Kotian of Uchila was born in the year 1941, in a small fishing village, on the coast of Dakshina Kannada District (now Udupi District) in Karnataka. He had his early education at Bada Yermal Fisheries Primary School, Uchila Saraswati Mandira Higher Primary School and then at Admar High School.
As was the practice among the Mogaveeras during those days, Mr. Uchila went to Mumbai in search of suitable job. Like the innumerable ‘earner-learners’ in Mumbai he also attended evening colleges and did his B.A. (Hons) from K. C. College of Arts and LLB from Siddhartha College of Law.
He had a distinguished career for 29 years in Income Tax Department until he opted for early retirement as Assistant commissioner of Income Tax, one of the first among the Mogaveeras to attain Indian Revenue Service (IRS). He joined Bombay Stock Exchange as DGM (Inspection), and later Essar Group as DGM (Taxation). Thereafter, he practiced as an advocate at the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) and also as an Income Tax Consultant.
Now totally retired, he is taking keen interest in the affairs of the Mogaveera community actively associating himself with Educational Institutions managed by D.K. Mogaveera Hithasadhana Vedike, Uchila. He is a regular contributor to the community magazine ‘Mogaveera’, published by M V Mandali, Mumbai. He is an effective communicator which helps him to interact with total strangers and friends alike. This trait has naturally led him to gather enough information on the Mogaveera community for his new venture of a website on Mogaveeras and bring out this book.
In it Mr. Uchila has shed significant light on the socio religious and economic aspects of the life of people belonging to the Mogaveera community. It is a stupendous task to collect data on their origin, migration to different places, their present habitation, their customs and religious practices, the institutions they have built, hazards of their occupation, Prominent Mogaveeras among others and interpreting the data collected. It is an intensive and comprehensive presentation covering all the above aspects.
To execute a project of this magnitude requires the services of a band of devoted volunteers and financial assistance which can be provided by well established organizations. Mr. Uchila, has, however, accomplished the task single handedly disregarding the heavy expenditure. It is a laudable service to the community and needs to be recognized by one and all.